My 101 in 1001 List

A brief recap for those of you unfamiliar with the Day Zero/101 in 1001 Project:

My 101 in 1001 List

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The Start Date: 1/1/11
The End Date: 9/27/13

Goals in progress are italicized, goals completed are bolded – Last updated 01/31/2011

My “Crafty” Side:
1. Finish my wedding quilt
2. Complete the bedspread for our room
3. Hang my oil painting above my bed – purchased TWO YEARS ago and still not hung!
4. Re-frame my grandmother’s painting that she left to me and hang it in my house
5. Paint my kitchen cabinets/doors/drawers all one color (0/22)
21. Follow through on my Christmas present to our parents (2010) via layouts for their scrapbooks once a month during 2011 (1/12)
26. Give more homemade gifts for Christmas and Birthdays
28. Compile family recipes and turn it into a book for family members – complete with pictures
73. Complete the template challenge here 6 times (0/6)
78. Do a project with this group 3 times (0/3)
80. Work a booth one weekend selling something(s) that I made myself
90. Scrapbook our wedding
99. Scrapbook with the “girls” twice a year (0/6)
40. Finish one room in our house and actually hang pictures

My “Physical” Side:
6. Wear a dress to work two days a week for a month (0/8)
22. Work out three times a week consistently for three months (0/99)
24. Get a good hair cut and maintain it with quarterly visits for a year (1/4)
41. Buy new (vision) glasses
46. Run 2 miles without walking
50. Wear my “skinny” jeans comfortably and stay in them for 6 months (0/6)
51. Finish my laser hair removal process
53. Fix my hair every work day for two weeks straight (0/10)
54. Wear make-up every day to work for two weeks straight (0/10)
58. Find a bathing suit that I love the way I look in it
68. Don’t eat donuts for one month (30/30)

My “Nerdy/OCD” Side:
7. Read biographies of 5 people that I “admire” or want to know more about (0/5)
8. Read 12 “classic” novels (0/12)
56. Take a cooking/baking class
57. Take a dance lesson
93. Teach someone else a skill
94. Take a class at a community college
36. Get all photos/music/files off of old computer and put onto new computer
38. Get current on two favorite tv shows that I’m currently a season (or two!) behind on and watch in “real time” (0/2)
42. Put up my Christmas tree during the FIRST week of December each year (0/3)
47. Update my will
60. Wash car every other month (1/16) Jan 2011
61. Clean out closet twice a year (0/6)
75. Re-gift a present that I did not want
85. Re-order my birth certificate (lost by Post Office when getting Passport last year)
92. Find a way to decrease paperwork kept at the house (monthly bills, statements, etc.)
33. Help my husband start his college career

My “Adventurous” Side:
11. Travel somewhere by train
12. Take a second honeymoon
16. See a musical/theatre production
27. Have a girls’ weekend once a year (0/3)
30. Visit a state that I’ve never been to before
76. Travel outside of the United States
77. Visit Hawaii
88. Visit all state parks within an hour from Austin, TX for hiking, biking, and/or camping (0/15)
98. Go out to eat and just order dessert
89. Go fishing one afternoon and eat what I catch
59. Eat a veggie every day for a month (0/30)
71. Try 10 new restaurants (0/10)
72. Order something new off of the menu 10 times (0/10)

My “Money” Side:
13. Save $5,000 from smart shopping (ebates, coupons, and sales)($2,675/$5,000)
39. Pay off last credit card
29. Re-open my etsy store
70. File our taxes before 3/1 each year (0/3)
81. Sell our house
82. Buy land to build a house on
52. Read 50 new books that I don’t pay anything to read – can combine this with other reading goals, as long as the book is free (10/0/50) (have/read/goal)

The “Chef” in Me:
25. Find the perfect from-scratch roll recipe
48. Make homemade pizza
49. Cook at home four nights a week for a month (0/20)
79. Make homemade tortillas
91. Cook breakfast for my co-workers one morning
100. Prepare a meal for someone else and take it to them to enjoy (neighbor/friend) when they need it most (illness/birth/death)
14. Compile all of my favorite recipes into one spot (book, binder, box, whatever)

My “Mom/Wife/Family” Side:
17. Have a date night once a week for 3 months (0/12)
20. Send pictures of our family to our family members monthly for a year (2/12)
34. Find a church that we all love; become members
43. Start two “new” holiday traditions with my kids (0/2)
55. Send my husband a love note/letter once a month (1/33)
83. Have a couples massage with my husband
84. Teach Jenna to ride her bike (w/o training wheels)
96. Have family portraits taken
32. Go camping with the family twice a year (0/6)
62. Take the kids snow skiing on a family vacation
65. Take a spontaneous weekend trip with husband
95. Take the kids to the beach on a family vacation
97. Visit the San Antonio Zoo with the family

My “Caring” Side:
18. Pay the bill for someone in line behind me 10 times (0/10)
19. Donate to charity once a month for a year (0/12)
35. Send a care package to a soldier overseas once a year (0/3)
44. Send 12 homemade gifts to somebody special, just because – not for Christmas or Birthdays (0/12)
67. Do something for a charity as a family
74. Do something specific (an act of kindness) for someone without telling them that you did it
86. Donate my time, instead of money, to a charity
87. Volunteer my time at a school function – i.e. holiday parties, help with supplies/projects, etc.

The “Rest” of Me:
9. Post everyday for 30 straight days on my blog (0/30)
10. Leave a comment on 5 blogs every day for a month (0/150)
23. Meet a blogging friend in person
45. Grow my blog readership to 150 followers
31. Find a signature drink and learn how to make it
37. Take one photo a day for a month (0/30)
15. Write a note once a month to someone and mail via postal service (1/33)
66. Find a purse that I L-O-V-E
63. Make a new friend
64. Do something entirely for myself
69. Sleep late on a weekend morning
101. Make a new 101 in 1001 list!